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New for 2012: Lakeshore Chinooks

A Mequon (Wis.) team co-owned by former Milwaukee Brewers greats Robin Yount and Bob Uecker, the Lakeshore Chinooks, will be entering the summer-collegiate Northwoods League in 2012. The team will play at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, located north of Milwaukee. The team will be owned by Kapco Inc. of Grafton; Kapco is also building a […]

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Rafters adding extra seating for All-Star Game

High-class problem to have: the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are adding bleachers to Witter Field for this Monday’s Northwoods League All-Star Game, as demands for tickets is outpacing the ballpark’s capacity. Witter Field is a historic old Wisconsin State League and Midwest League ballpark, revitalized by the emergence of the Rafters last season. The All-Star Game […]

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Stars, Brewers extend PDC — by default

The Huntsville Stars (Class AA; Southern League) and the Milwaukee Brewers were the two left standing at the end of the dance, so they’ll extend their player-development contract — reluctantly — through 2012. It’s not been announced, though we received an email from a Brewers staffer about the deal. An announcement is expected in the […]

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Nashville, Brewers renew PDC

The game of musical chairs at Triple-A just got smaller, as the Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and the Milwaukee Brewers renewed their player-development agreement for two more years, leaving Houston and Toronto to fight over Las Vegas and Oklahoma City. In six seasons as a Brewers affiliate, Nashville has produced five winning […]

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Brewers, Helena extend PDC for two more years

The Milwaukee Brewers announced today a two-year player development contract extension with the Helena Brewers of the rookie Pioneer League through the 2012 season. “We are very pleased to extend our player development contract with the Helena Brewers,” said Brewers Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin. “The Pioneer League provides a competitive experience […]

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